School Trips To North Devon

If you are a School, College, Teacher, Lecturer or University and are looking for somewhere to participate in extra curricular activities or field trips then we can help. We offer top quality youth hostel accommodation and are situated close to many educational facilities and areas of outstanding natural significance all of which are ideal for school trips.

Nearby Attractions

  • Braunton Burrows North Devon Biosphere reserve - This is a UNESCO area (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization).
  • Exmoor Zoo - Neither a wildlife park or a city zoo, but a more friendly and contact orientated zoo which has grown into the North Devon countryside. You get to meet the animals, join in the handling sessions, touch a snake, hold a spider, feed a wallaby and learn about the animals during talks and feed times.
  • Exmoor National Park
  • Lundy Island

and on offer within walking distance of Ocean Backpackers:

What The Schools Say

"We had a fantastic time at Ocean Backpackers. As a connoisseur of Hostels from a former life, this one was right up there-friendly staff, excellent facilities and a warm welcoming atmosphere. It's also perfectly placed for the Harbour and trips to Lundy and fishing (good cafe next door as well.) This time I was with a school trip, showing a dozen teenagers the delights of North Devon. Recommend highly!"


Some schools prefer to bring their own cook along to our youth hostel or allow the students to cook for themselves and we have a large fully equipped kitchen to allow for this. Local supermarkets can deliver to the backpackers prior to your arrival.

Depending on numbers we have enough table space to sit most groups (about 30.) If you are a larger group we can suggest either 2 sittings or using the on your lap in the lounge approach  for some! We can also arrange to hire the community rooms opposite at a charge of £25 for three hours if large groups would all like to dine together.

If you would prefer to be catered for we can offer full catering including continental breakfast, lunch and evening meal provided by a local catering company. Menus can be pre arranged and meals served at a time to suite your itinerary. Please contact us for more details.

If pupils are old enough to visit the local food establishments then there are plenty of take aways/restaurants for evening meals and cafes for breakfasts in the near vicinity!


The following price is for exclusive use of the hostel by school and youth groups. It EXCLUDES Fridays and Saturdays when the hostel can still be hired but these discounts MAY not be applicable depending on the time of year.

Please note that due to providing exclusive use we have to charge for a minimum of 35 beds per booking.

  • 30 - 56 beds £15 per person per night.
  • Prices are the same for staff and students even though the staff benefit from private rooms.
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